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Sep 06

Convert/Import Sony NEX-FS700 1080 50p/60p MTS to ProRes MOV for FCP 6/7/X on Mac

Sony NEX-FS700 can shoot full 1080p video in a range of frame rates up to 60p, it provides the option of recording AVCHD footage onto SD card/MemoryStick or via the FMU (flash memory unit) port, or it can output 4:2:2 video (with embedded timecode) via HDMI 1.4 or 3G/HD-SDI to an external recording unit. It is a fully professional large-sensor video camera. Hot on the heels of the FS100, this compact, highly modular camera uses a very similar-sized Super 35 CMOS sensor as the Sony NEX-FS100.

It is a pity that 1920 x 1080/60p AVCHD MTS/M2TS full recordings from Sony FS700 can’t be edited by Final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X directly via Mac. If you are the Sony NEX-FS700 users and get in the AVCHD to FCP importing troubles, please follow me and I will give you an easy way to help you convert Sony NEX-FS700 1080p MTS videos to editable format and see Sony NEX-FS700 clips in FCP 6/7 or FCP X 10.0.3 on Mac OS X.

Recommend Software Program:

Pavtube MTS Converter for Mac – A professional Mac MTS to ProRes Converter for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, it works well and very easy to use and converts flawlessly. It not only can convert 1080p60fps files to FCP friendly Prores codec but also provide some edit fuctions. You can download the free trial here

Follow the guide below:

Step 1: Load Sony NEX-FS700 1080p MTS to Mac MTS to ProRes Converter.

Use a card reader to copy and transfer the .mts files to iMac hard drive disk, run Mac Sony MTS Converter as the fast Mac MTS to ProRes Converter, and click the “Add” button to load the .mts videos. You can also use the drag-and-drop method to load the 1080p .mts files to the application UI.

Step 2. Press “Format” option and navigate the mouse cursor to choose “Format > Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as the best codec for FCP 6/7 and FCP X on Mac. The Mac Sony MTS converter will transcode Sony NEX-FS700 MTS to FCP 6/7 or FCP X compatible MOV with ProRes as video codec in HD 1920×1080.

Step 3. You can click “settings” button in the main interface to customize the output video’s parameters, such as resolution, frame rate, etc.

Step 4. You can edit the MTS video before you convert Sony FS700 MTS to ProRes MOV. By clicking “” button, you can trim, crop the video, or add watermark and adjust effect to the videos which you will convert.

Trim – Choose to reserve the part you need. Just choose the chapter which you need to trim, to set “start time” or “end time”, type the portion which you want to save.

Crop – Remove black edges of your video or just get the scale of this video you want.

Effect – Adjust the effects by adjusting the parameters, such as:

1) Deinterlacing – If there are some stripes on the picture, you can check this option to make a better picture effect. (Checked by default)

2) If you want to get 3D effect, just enable this fuction and do settings:

If you want to to limit the size and length of the video, just press on “Split the selected task” in the main interface by specifying the clip quantity, duration time and file size to cut the selected video file into required video clips.

Step 5. Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the Mac MTS to ProRes Converter will start transcode FS700 1080p 50p/60p MTS to Prores MOV for FCP(X) on Mac.

After the conversion,  click the “Open” button to locate converted files, then load ProRes .MOV files in FCP (X). Now you can successfully and easily import Sony NEX-FS700 1080 60p/50p MTS footage to FCP (X) for editing with best quality.


  • If you are also a FCP X user, before you try to do the conversion, don’t forget to make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.
  • If you want to edit AVCHD MTS in iMovie, you just need to choose the AIC format in the second step.
  • If you want to batch conversion, the professional iMedia Converter for Mac is the best choice for you.
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    Does the rail system you are using support the lens, or just follow focus?
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